BISMARCK, N.D. – The recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana means restrictions for North Dakotans who hunt across the border.
North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is adding Montana to the list of states from which the movement of deer carcasses into North Dakota is restricted.
About 1,400 North Dakotans hunt deer or elk bucks in Montana each year. They still can, but they must follow numerous rules when bringing back meat, hides and antlers.
For example, antlers must have no meat or tissue attached, hides must have no heads, and meat must have no part of the spinal column or head attached. Violations carry a $100 fine.
CWD has been found in North Dakota, but so far it’s been confined to only one hunting unit, in the southwest.
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